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SublimeText2 Guard Plugin Updates

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Well, I got some more updates for you all.

My Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin has recently been recognized as an essential Sublime Text 2 plugin on a nettuts+ blog post. Thanks to this publicity and the exposure via Package Control, Twitter, GitHub, and Google I have gotten some decent feedback, especially around my recent addition of colored output. Thanks to all that feedback I have pushed out the following improvements to the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin:

  • Support for directory paths with spaces (#19, Thanks @ffmike)
  • Fixed dash based coloring issue (#16)
  • Fixed single quote based coloring issue (#17)
  • Fixed question mark based coloring issue (#20)
  • Fixed period based coloring issue (#21)
  • Fixed success dot section identification & coloring issue (#22)
  • Fixed a second single quote based coloring issue (#23)
  • Added command relativity (#24)

The above break down of improvements include primarily a bunch of coloring fixes, command relativity, and one very important issue that deserves some recognition, issue #19 by @ffmike. This is the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin’s first contribution. Much thanks goes out to @ffmike for being our first contributor.

As usual if any of you have identified bugs or features that you would like added please submit them on the GitHub Issues page for the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin.

SublimeText2 Guard Plugin in Color

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Hey all,

I know there are a number of you who have been eagerly awaiting this moment. I sure have been. I am proud to announce the first release of the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin that provides colored output. Basically, it ended up that I had to define a language file to identify the entities in the output and then define a theme to color those identified entities. Once, I did that I simply programatically set the color_scheme and syntax options for the output panel and like magic colors worked. Given the complexity of the language definition and the limited test cases I had when developing I am sure there are going to be some bugs to work out. So, as usual please create issues if you find any of these issues.

SublimeText2 Guard Plugin Updates

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Hey all,

My Sublime Text 2 Guard plugin has been out for a couple weeks now and it has definitely gotten some more usage under its belt. Thanks to everyone for your usage and feedback. As a result of the feedback and user generated issues I have released a new version to tighten it up a bit both from a user experience stand point as well as a stability standpoint. This release includes the following:

  • Now installable via Package Control
  • Fixed Guard won’t start when installled via Package Control (issue #11)
  • Added auto show output feature (issue #12)
  • Replaced #!/bin/sh with #!/bin/bash in internal scripts

For info on how to get the latest version or how to report bugs, feature requsts, etc. Please check out the GitHub page for the sublime_guard project.

SublimeText2 Guard Plugin Updates

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Hey all,

I was having some difficulties with a couple bugs in the Sublime Text 2 Guard plugin I have been working on. So, I decided I would drop Jon Skinner, developer of Sublime Text 2, an e-mail and see if he knew about the issues I was having and hopefully of solutions/work arounds for them. Jon, was very helpful in terms of better understanding the issues as well as suggesting some work arounds.

Anyways, given the input from Jon I took another look at the bugs/features of the Guard plugin and decided to tackle them tonight. The following items show the progress that I made tonight with respect to the Sublime Text 2 Guard plugin:

  • Enabled native Sublime Text 2 word wrap in the Guard output view.
  • Guard now exits properly when Sublime Text 2 exits/dies.
  • Added default key bindings to show Guard output view (super+shift+c)
  • Submitted a pull request to get the Guard plugin added to the Package Control repository list.

As usual I am looking for feedback issues (feature requests, bug fixes, etc.) You can find the project as sublime_guard on GitHub. As of tonight I am down to two feature requests. So, please create bugs in the issues if you run into any so that I can work on fixing them sooner rather than later.

SublimeText2 Guard Plugin Updates

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Just dropping a quick note to all that follow my blog. Last night I made a numeber updates to the Guard Plugin for Sublime Text 2. Most of these were in direct response to feedback that I got from users after making the initial release on my blog, I think, two days ago. The modifications I made are enumarted below:

  • The biggest addition is RVM detection and integration. The plugin is now intelligent enough to detect if you have RVM installed and detect if you are using a Project specific .rvmrc and of course respond by calling Guard appropriately depending on the case.
  • Another relatively small fix is a vertical only auto-scroll. Before, if Guard output went to the right past the width of the pane it was auto-scrolling to the right and then bouncing back to the left at the next line. Now, it always scrolls down the left most column of the output basically making it auto-scroll vertically.
  • Third I added some output preprocessing that strips out the Terminal Color Codes so that the output is a bit cleaner.
  • I also added a lot of descriptive output and error handling and output to let the user better know what is failing so they might be able to debug the situation a bit better.

As always if you have any feedback (feature requests, bug reports, etc.) you can simply create an issue for the project at the projects GitHub Issues Page.

If you are new to the Guard Plugin for Sublime Text 2 you can find installation instructions and document on the GitHub Page.

For instructions on upgrading please checkout the GitHub Page.